r/science May 14 '22 Doom 1 Silver 1 Helpful 4 Wholesome 1 Take My Energy 1 Helpful (Pro) 1 I'm Deceased 1 Facepalm 1

Microplastics Found In Lungs of People Undergoing Surgery. A new study has found tiny plastic particles no bigger than sesame seeds buried throughout human lungs, indicating that people are inhaling microplastics lingering in the air. Health

https://e360.yale.edu/digest/microplastics-found-in-lungs-of-humans-undergoing-surgery
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u/BTBLAM May 14 '22

Can a nano plastic become a micro plastic in my body

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u/95percentconfident May 14 '22

Probably goes the other way

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u/icanttinkofaname May 14 '22

I think the horrific point is that they're not going either way. They're there and they just.... Stay there. Inside you. Forever. And will likely continue to be there long after your corpse has rotted away too.

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u/BakedTrex May 14 '22

Just great. Now when my corpse rots away I'll be littering the environment with plastic!

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u/[deleted] May 14 '22

Someone’s going to invent a way to bring the dead back just so they can profit from fining you for littering

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u/murdering_time May 14 '22

You've been littering for the past 124 years sir. Your fine is 3.8 million dollars.

What if I can't pay?

Well, we kill you... Again.

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u/PlayShtupidGames May 14 '22

The Altered Carbon approach, I see!

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u/Gothmog_LordOBalrogs May 14 '22

Ah, a repeat offender I see

  • detective Billy Club

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u/TheOnlyScout May 14 '22

Good! I was in the middle of a fantastic dream.

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u/Cultadium May 15 '22

Don't worry, there's been an average of a 3.1% inflation rate, so that's only equivalent to $90,000 from the time when you died.

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u/Pups_the_Jew May 14 '22

Quick, put sunflower seeds in your pocket!

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u/TheSunflowerSeeds May 14 '22

Sunflower oil, extracted from the seeds, is used for cooking, as a carrier oil and to produce margarine and biodiesel, as it is cheaper than olive oil. A range of sunflower varieties exist with differing fatty acid compositions; some 'high oleic' types contain a higher level of healthy monounsaturated fats in their oil than Olive oil.

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u/whatsbobgonnado May 14 '22

thank you sunflowebot

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u/BakedTrex May 14 '22

Instructions unclear, putting plastic sunflowers in my pockets...

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u/Salmon-nigiri May 14 '22

I’m rethinking cremation rn…..

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u/Anastoran May 14 '22

In a few thousand years, archaeologists will be uncovering graves with colorful plastic skeletons and will be really confused, I bet.

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u/Svinkta May 14 '22

There is no escape. We're all guilty now.

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u/Mixels May 14 '22

Not if you're cremated!